The Dakota ZX-5 is the replacement for the popular MX-5. The ZX-5 features various settings such as an alarm mode which once configured will alert the user of readings outside of tolerance with audible and visual alarms. Also available is a differential mode which will indicate to the user how much higher or lower the current reading is from a user set nominal value.
Two variations of the Dakota ZX-5 exist. There is the traditional ZX-5 and the ZX-5DL which offers the same features as the ZX-5 along with the ability to log the readings. The ZX-5DL can hold 40 files of 250 readings making the total memory capacity 10,000 readings. Readings are stored as .CSV files and are accessible by plugging the gage into the computer without any special software.
It is housed in an extruded aluminum body with gasket sealed nickel-plated aluminum end caps. Weighing only 11 ounces with batteries installed this gauge is designed to be easy to handle but durable. The sturdy design continues into keypad which has 9 keys behind a sealed membrane which is resistant to water and petroleum products.
Supplied by default is a 5 mHz transducer which allows the ZX-5 to read around 6” of wall thickness over non-coated materials out of the box. Other transducers are available and interchangeable through the two quick disconnect LEMO connectors on the top of the gauge. The Dakota ZX-5 is powered by two AA batteries and can operate for 45 hours on alkaline cells.
Built in is a manual and auto zero mode to ensure that the gauge is reading properly. The ZX-5 also features a high-speed scan at 100 Hz which will display the lowest reading found in the scan.
Included with purchase is:
- Dakota ZX-5 Ultrasonic Gauge
- 5 MHz SIDP .250” Transducer (T-102-2000)
- 4 oz Bottle of Couplant
- Operation Manual
- NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate
Please note that step blocks are not included with purchase and can be purchased separately here: https://ktagage.com/product/certified-step-blocks/.
For more information on wall thickness readings are and why they are important check out this video on KTA University: https://ktauniversity.com/kta-video-learning-series-wall-thickness/.